I apologise if this a duplicate question, but I did search.
My question is simple, I've been looking at 7950 for ages now, comparing the different brands and I settled on the HIS HD IceQ BOOST 3GB card.
But the HIS HD 7970 X2-BOOST Ghz Edition is just £60 more expensive.
Do you think long-term wise, it would be better to squeeze that little bit more cash out and get the best of the best? Or is that £60 not worth it for difference in the two cards?
-- Usage --
Battlefield 4, Call of duty, Bioshock Infinite, Metro, GTA IV.. I'm a big gamer so I will want to play a lot of AAA games.. And from a future proof point of view, next-gen games aswell.
-- Current system --
Zalman Z11 Plus (should provide enough room with ease)
Intel i5 3750k (Stock clocks & cooler for the moment)
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H Motherboard
8GB Corsair Vengence RAM
600w Corsair CX-Builders Series '80-plus' bronze.
I brought a 430Watt orginally but returned it for a 600w. I'm now thinking that still isn't enough power to Crossfire two 7950 so might it be worth sticking with the one card and getting the 7970?
You can overclock a 7950 bringing the performance around 7970GHz/GTX680. I'd say just stick with a 7950 (£60 is a lot if you ask me) but it also depends on what you expect performance on future titles and how much you are willing to compromise. As Novuake said though, if you want the extra peace of mind and £60 is not that big of a difference for you, maybe just get the 7970